All-classical KWRV 91.9 FM expands signal in Sun Valley listening area

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All-classical KWRV 91.9 FM expands signal in Sun Valley listening area

(St. Paul, Minn.) February 2, 2009—KWRV 91.9 FM, a classical music station from American Public Media in Sun Valley, has moved to a new location, increasing the station’s signal coverage and the size of the audience we reach. The expanded coverage area now reaches more than 10,000 additional residents in the greater Sun Valley area, reaching listening areas in Hailey and Bellevue.

“We know that having a classical music radio station is important to residents and visitors to Sun Valley,” says Jon Gossett, senior vice president, Development, for American Public Media. “We are always looking for ways we can serve more listeners and feel lucky that we can bring a strong, clear signal to a larger audience.”

KWRV broadcasts classical music around the clock; special programming includes nationally distributed classical music shows such as Performance Today,® SymphonyCast, Pipedreams® and the Metropolitan Opera. A Prairie Home Companion® broadcasts live on Saturdays from 4ñ6 p.m. on Saturdays and again at 11 a.m. on Sundays.

“We are so fortunate to have such a high quality classical music radio service on the radio,” said Tom Heinrich, chairman of the Sun Valley Regional Development Advisory Council. “Our KWRV Regional Council and I are so pleased that American Public Media has maintained and now strengthened its commitment to the Sun Valley. Their willingness to expand the geographic, and their population, base for the radio service is exemplary.”

Listener financial support is the single most important source of funding for KWRV. KWRV listeners are asked to support KWRV by becoming members of the station. To become a member of KWRV, go to www.kwrv.org.

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